Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer

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Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer



Tour Description:

Immerse yourself in tales old and new on a 24 day journey from Prague to Amsterdam. Learn about the history and culture of Europe's most alluring cities.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

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Dates & Pricing

Monday 22 Aug 22 — Wednesday 14 Sep 22Starting at $11,395Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 13 May 23 — Monday 05 Jun 23Starting at $13,240Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 05 Jun 23 — Wednesday 28 Jun 23Starting at $13,240Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 10 Jul 23 — Wednesday 02 Aug 23Starting at $12,840Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 14 Aug 23 — Wednesday 06 Sep 23Starting at $12,840Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 11 Sep 23 — Wednesday 04 Oct 23Starting at $13,240Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 25 Sep 23 — Wednesday 18 Oct 23Starting at $12,840Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
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ITINERARY

Prague
Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for your two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Prague
Discover one of Europe’s truly magical cities on a walking tour with a local guide. Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Prague, tasting locally brewed beer along the way. Alternatively, learn about the 900 year history of Strahov Monastery and delight in its many wonders such as the Treasury and art gallery. Tonight, delight in a delicious Czech dinner. Lobkowicz Palace is located in the heart of the castle district and is the location for your highlight dinner.

Prague > Dresden > Berlin
This morning, you’ll depart for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany. Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming city before continuing on to the capital, Berlin. Here you’ll be treated to a three night stay in one of the city’s most opulent hotels.

Berlin
Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour. See the Brandenburg Gate and the State Opera House, then drive along the famous ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. After, a local historian will enthral you with tales of the city’s history while you enjoy coffee and cake under the glass dome of the renovated Reichstag Building that was set on fire in 1933.

Berlin
Freechoice: Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn about the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, journey to Potsdam, where a local guide will share their insights on the town and its history, and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.

Berlin > Warsaw
Journey to Warsaw, stopping along the way in the city of Poznan, known for its impressive architecture and history. Enjoy a two night stay.

Warsaw
Largely destroyed during World War II, Warsaw’s historic centre has been rebuilt and has attained World Heritage-listed status. Your local guide will take you through the key sites including the Jewish Ghetto and monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial. Freechoice: You have two vastly different but equally interesting options to choose from this afternoon. Join a Polish cooking class making delicious Pierogi, or learn more about the plight of the Jewish community on a visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Enrich This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin’s immortal music in a manor house, followed by dinner.

Warsaw > Krakow
Journey through Poland to Auschwitz and visit the former concentration camp and its museum for chilling reminders of the Holocaust in World War II. Early this evening, arrive in Krakow where you will stay for the next two nights

Krakow
Today’s sightseeing of this World Heritage-listed city includes a guided walking tour of the Old Town, and a visit to the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill. This afternoon you’ll visit the nearby 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines and see statues of historic and mythical figures, sculpted by miners out of rock salt. Tonight, enjoy delicious Polish cuisine at a local restaurant.

Krakow > Budapest
Cross the border into Slovakia en route to the Hungarian capital, Budapest. A warm welcome awaits from your crew as you board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception with your fellow travellers.

Budapest
Freechoice: Join a guided tour of Budapest, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, join a local guide for a tour focused on the past and present of Budapest, or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. Or, if you’re feeling more active, take a hike to Buda Hill.

Vienna
While cruising, relax in the on board lounge or viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna. Enrich Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues. 

Vienna
Freechoice: Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island.

Dürnstein > Melk
Freechoice: Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region, to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle, Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offer spectacular views across the Danube.

Salzburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg and learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart, and be mesmerised by the city’s history and architecture. Alternatively, choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’.  Enrich Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.

Regensburg
There is much to explore in the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers.  Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city, or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Nuremberg
Enjoy this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.  Freechoice: Explore the city on foot on a guided walking tour or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, choose to stay on board for a beer tasting experience.

Bamberg
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of the Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. Alternatively, taste some of the citys regional specialities on a city walk.

Würzburg
Freechoice: Visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine in the underground cellars, or visit the impressive estate of Schloss Weikersheim, a true Baroque and Renaissance delight. Alternatively, explore the famous Romantic Road, an important trade route during the Middle Ages, then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem overlooking the Tauber River. 

Miltenberg
Freechoice: Meet a Monk in a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about aristocratic life, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer or a farming family and taste some of their home-made products. 

Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
Freechoice: Board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument or join a local guide for a hike through the vineyards that cover the slopes of the Rhine River then relax as you make your way back to the town centre by cable car. This afternoon enjoys spectacular views of the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge.  Enrich Discover Germany’s motoring heritage with a special event held at Motorworld. Set amongst a large range of classic, vintage and Formula 1 vehicles, you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of fun filled activities.

Cologne
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or step inside the cathedral and let your local guide marvel you with its history. Alternatively, explore the city’s past and present, from Roman times to its Jewish heritage, during a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. 

Amsterdam
Explore wonderful Amsterdam, with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.  Freechoice: Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside of the city or join a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites, such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, take the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to many authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century. 

Amsterdam
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of wonderful memories. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.